August 2011

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Forget beer and gang-bangs – Twitter is now the number one pastime for athletes. It seems professional sportsmen can’t get enough of the microblogging website. Even the unlikeliest of athletes are embracing Twitter, opining on everything from the status of a recent groin strain to America’s AAA credit rating downgrade. Overseas, NBA and NFL players…

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A NSW rugby league competition has trialed an underage weight-restricted division, but there are concerns the move could mean teams no longer boast ‘that one fat kid’. The segregated-by-size trial took place in western Sydney this week at the All Schools Carnival. It is seen as a way of boosting junior numbers to quell the…

Read More Playing days numbered for that one fat kid

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An enraged parent that stormed his son’s U8 football match to belt the living shit out of the teenage referee has been commended at a club presentation night for ‘dedication to rugby’. Noel Edgeworth, 43, sprinted towards 16-year-old junior referee Alex Michaels after a pedantic short-arm penalty was awarded against his son’s team. Edgeworth allegedly…

Read More Angry dad praised at club presentation

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The Taliban is willing to negotiate peace with the United States and disband from al-Qaeda, but the proposed deal hinges on the NBA agreeing to shift its operational headquarters to Kabul. It’s just unfortunate that U.S. president Barack Obama, a keen basketballer, is reluctant to ink the deal that sends his favourite sporting competition offshore. That’s according to Ahmad…

Read More Taliban offers to end NBA lockout in exchange for world peace